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Luau! :: Orlando Bear Bash 2014

By Mike Halterman | Sep 21
The Orlando Bear Bash, an annual party for bears, leather enthusiasts, and their admirers, is returning for another fun year of parties and get-togethers beginning Sept. 25. This year the theme is a festive and Hawaiian "Bear Luau."

The leather flag flies as swirled by a flagger at 2013's Folsom Street Fair

Folsom Street Fair's Fascinating History

By Race Bannon | Sep 20
On Sunday, September 21, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., the folks at Folsom Street Events, along with countless volunteers, will mount the granddaddy of all leather events, Folsom Street Fair, now in its 31st year.

Obsessions, by EDGE

By EDGE | Sep 19
In EDGE's latest Obsessions feature, the editors pour over their love for a new shaving product, NBC's thriller "The Blacklist," the big heat some of the hottest working celebrities are packing and the incredible second season of "Nathan For You."

Miss Utah Karlie Major displays her shoe during the Miss America Shoe Parade

Miss America Contestants Showed Off Fancy Footware

Sep 15
Contestants vying for the Miss America title showed off some fancy footwear along a New Jersey boardwalk.

Out on the Mountain, Where the Gays Go to Play

By Ken Knox | Sep 13
The event serves two purposes: To provide an all-ages, LGBT-specific event built around the park's attractions and to serve as a fundraiser for a number of charities as well as organizations whose missions can positively impact the gay community.

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Daniel Bergerac, left, president of Castro Merchants, joins Richard Magary and Tim Denike by the plaque honoring Alan Turing during dedication ceremonies of the Rainbow Honor Walk September 2.

Castro Welcomes LGBT Walk of Fame

By Matthew S. Bajko | Sep 7
LGBT history was cemented, literally, into the fabric of San Francisco's Castro district this week with the official unveiling of 20 bronze sidewalk plaques honoring LGBT individuals who left a lasting mark on society.

Arthur Francis Galster

Drag Star Arthur Galster Dies

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Sep 5
A beloved San Francisco drag star who had traveled the world and was known for his impeccable performances as Patsy Cline died August 25 after an altercation in Dolores Park.

The Tykes on Trikes led off Oakland's first LGBT Pride parade Sunday, August 31

Leather Dust-Up Rankles Oakland Pride

By Cynthia Laird | Sep 3
The first Oakland Pride parade almost went off without a hitch Sunday, but organizers ended up doing damage control after a newspaper quoted one of them saying some San Francisco leather groups were told not to come.

Hack Attack on PlayStation: Work of Spoilsports or Cyber-Terrorists?

By Rhuaridh Marr | Aug 30
When you think of terrorism, images of terrific damage, large-scale loss of life, tragedy and destruction come to mind. But an interruption of multiplayer gaming?

Former Miss Spain Reveals She's Gay

By Jason St. Amand | Aug 26
A former Miss Spain announced this week that she is lesbian, making her what some are saying is the first out national beauty queen.

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